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Oct 12, 2013 12:00 |  #16

Until the OP responds with a bit of more info about his level of photography skills, I think the best answer thus far would be the Canon 10-22 both for simplicity and cost

The esoteric lens like the 17tse, requires one to know his/her way around a camera, and to shoot in manual mode, manual focus, using live view. I am not sure if the same is true for the Nikon 14-24 using an adapter, if it will auto focus or only manual focus. Likewise the Zeiss 21 is definitely a manual focus lens. Plus all of these are quite a price jump from the Canon 10-22
All of these may be a bit much for the OP's present photography skills...

Op did ask for the **best** that's why folks are responding like they are.


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Oct 12, 2013 14:31 |  #17

TS-E lens are kinda like the MP-E. If they're right for you, then you probably already know about them and want one. Given that the OP didn't mention it, I'd say 10-22.




  
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Oct 12, 2013 16:40 |  #18

I used to own a 10-22 which I used with my 60D. It's an excellent lens producing good quality images, especially for crop-sensor bodies. I later sold it to purchase a 17-40mm for a planned 6D purchase.

I'm assuming you've recently purchased a 70D, therefore there'd be no point in purchasing a 17-40 or 16-35 unless you know you're going to make the move to full frame.

I'd go for a 10-22mm, or, as said above, if you can justify the cost, the 8-15mm.


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Oct 12, 2013 16:47 |  #19

Sigma 12-24, renting one again next week. Can't wait to be able to buy one!


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Oct 12, 2013 17:13 |  #20

all of the UWA lenses for crops are good...it really comes down to how much you want to spend...but since you're talking landscape shots, let's figure tripod mounted, and stopped down a bit, and you won't be able to tell much of a difference between any of them
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Until the OP responds with a bit of more info about his level of photography skills, I think the best answer thus far would be the Canon 10-22 both for simplicity and cost

the 10-22mm doesn't win out on cost...


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Oct 12, 2013 18:16 |  #21

Cost aside (can get it cheap here 2nd hand) the Canon 10-22 I think is the winner, but this is my biased opinion :P

Works great on the 6D too!


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Oct 12, 2013 19:06 as a reply to  @ NCHANT's post |  #22

If you want the very best, get the Nikon 14-24 + adapter.

If you can live with primes, go for the Zeiss 21mm and/or TS-E 17mm.

Do forget 16-35L and 17-40L.


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Oct 12, 2013 19:27 |  #23

Ginga wrote in post #16366231 (external link)
If you want the very best, get the Nikon 14-24 + adapter.

If you can live with primes, go for the Zeiss 21mm and/or TS-E 17mm.

Do forget 16-35L and 17-40L.

These are NOT UWA on a crop. The OP asked about UWA for 70D. You are really giving your preference rather than addressing the OPs question.


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Oct 12, 2013 20:45 |  #24

The Canon 1-8mm f/1.0L




  
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Oct 12, 2013 20:49 |  #25

Sigma 8-16mm is ultra wide if that is something your looking for.
Canon 10-22 is very sharp.
Toknia 11-16f2.8 and you will get the f2.8 throughout the entire range.


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Oct 12, 2013 21:01 |  #26

Throwing my vote in for the Canon 10-22, as well.


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Oct 12, 2013 21:13 |  #27

Loving the Canon 10-22mm. I recommend it!


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Oct 13, 2013 04:02 |  #28

rgs wrote in post #16366285 (external link)
These are NOT UWA on a crop. The OP asked about UWA for 70D. You are really giving your preference rather than addressing the OPs question.

OP said best wide or ultra wide lens, so technically he was correct!

So if absolute best is what OP asks, regardless of how wide they actually would be on 70D, my answers would be : Nikon 12-24/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 15/2.8 and 21/2.8, or Canon TS-E 17/4 and Canon TS-E 24mm 1:3.5 L II. And if money was no problem, I would choose the Distagons as I like their color rendering the most. And I really wish Canon would release Nikon 12-24 equivalent (preferably with filter thread) :)

On a more serious note to OP the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM is widely regarded as one of the best wide angle zooms for crop, so that would be my choice for 70D. If he likes astrophotography and night shooting as well, then the Tokina 11-16/2.8 :)..


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Oct 13, 2013 07:22 |  #29

Hogloff wrote in post #16364983 (external link)
The TSE lens are used extensively by landscape photographers to capture huge DOF within the scenes using the tilt features. It allows you to use the sweet f-stop of the lens, not having to stop down to f16 or more to get everything into focus.

Wow! I never knewed that! I went off and found this explanation - LINK (external link) - and I can now see why such a lens would be highly useful for landscape photography.

Thanks for the info.


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Oct 13, 2013 07:37 |  #30

NCHANT wrote in post #16366128 (external link)
Cost aside (can get it cheap here 2nd hand) the Canon 10-22 I think is the winner, but this is my biased opinion :P

Works great on the 6D too!

How's that? Or do you use a TC then?


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